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TrevorLawrence101
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luke23
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doubling border patrol manpower

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luke23
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/3/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TrevorLawrence101

Pro

border patrol should double thier manpower so that theirs 32,000 on the mexican border and 8,000 on the Canadian border. i argue this to decrease the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs.
luke23

Con

I am opposed to doubling the border patrol's manpower, because I feel that it is a poor use of money, and is the practical equivalent of treating a gunshot wound with a bandaid. As long as immigration to the US is a practical impossibility, and the demand for illegal drugs soars, merely increasing the number of personnel will not solve the crisis.
Debate Round No. 1
TrevorLawrence101

Pro

TrevorLawrence101 forfeited this round.
luke23

Con

On the off chance that my opponent still wishes to continue, I will lay out a few points.

The reason for so much border traffic is the desire to enter the United States, and the impossibility of entering legally. Our system is based on quotas, and neglects the needs of Mexicans for immigration to make better lives. While arguably our elected officials are doing their best to make our country undesirable to move to, the fact remains that we have yet to make it easier to legally become a citizen. Until we do that, the problem will continue until America isn't worth living in, at which point we'll all immigrate to Canada.
Debate Round No. 2
TrevorLawrence101

Pro

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luke23

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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